David Darwin Personal Injury Lawyer serving Orange County NY and Hudson ValleyDavid Darwin, Esq., Partner

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Municipal Law

Since 1983, David Darwin has been fighting for the rights of his clients. As a partner with Ostrer & Associates, P.C., Mr. Darwin draws upon his 30+ years experience to expertly represent clients in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Municipal Law matters. Prior to joining the firm in 2013, Mr. Darwin served as Orange County Attorney for eight years. He was responsible for a wide range of legal matters in that position, including: municipal law, labor and employment law (including labor arbitrations, administrative hearings and collective bargaining with the County’s six unions), competitive bidding and procurement law, transactional work, environmental law, litigation in state and federal courts, and appeals. As County Attorney, he also served as counsel to Orange County Sewer District No. 1, the Orange County Sheriff, the Orange County District Attorney, and SUNY Orange, as well as being responsible for providing legal counsel for more than 40 County departments, boards, offices, and agencies.

Throughout the course of his career, Mr. Darwin developed a strong litigation background – personal injury, medical malpractice, employment discrimination, civil rights, class actions, environmental matters, and Article 78 proceedings. He has served as in-house counsel to Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurers in Manhasset, New York, concentrating in medical malpractice defense. In an effort to share his experience with others, he is a sought after speaker and author. His work includes:

  • “Challenges to Contract Awards and Other Public Procurement Issues” presented to the County Attorneys’ Association of the State of New York
  • “Issues Involving Public Personnel and the U.S. Constitution” presented at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point
  • Article: “Discipline for Excessive Absenteeism in the Public Sector” for the County Attorneys’ Association of the State of New York

Mr. Darwin is admitted to practice in New York; Massachusetts; U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts; U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Orange County Bar Association, and the Women’s Bar Association of Orange and Sullivan Counties, and has served as past director of the County Attorneys’ Association of the State of New York. He received his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School, an LLM in Environmental Law from Pace University Law School, and a B.A. from Allegheny College.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, contact the experienced Hudson Valley injury lawyers of Ostrer & Associates, P.C. Since 1977, we have helped plaintiffs recover damages for injuries resulting from the negligence of others.


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